Local sources reported that Israel will reopen four crossing points with the Gaza Strip, including the Kerem Shalom border crossing.
This will be the first time that the Kerem Shalom crossing will be open in four months, since an attack on the checkpoint which injured thirteen Israeli soldiers.

However, according to local news agency Ma’an, Palestinian officials have not yet received official notification from Israel regarding the reopening of Kerem Shalom.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the borders closed on Tuesday in response to a homemade Palestinian shell that landed in an Israeli town bordering Gaza.

According to Israeli Radio, the Israeli government paid millions of shekels repairing Kerem Shalom following the attack four months ago. The Kerem Shalom crossing is used for commercial and humanitarian goods and is located at the southwest corner of the Gaza Strip.

Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire in June. According to the agreement, Palestinians and Israelis would hold their fire in Gaza, and Israel would gradually ease its blockade of Gaza’s borders.

While Israel has allowed some goods, such as building materials, into Gaza, the blockade has remained in place, and the 1.5 million residents of Gaza remain trapped inside.